Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my Heart & Soul blog. You are welcome to leave a comment & any tips about scrapbooking or anything at all really!
Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week 3 Layout Challenge

Ok I just realised I missed out week 3 so here is the layout. I am hoping to organise the sketches over the next week & get up to date with those. This layout is good for using up scraps of left over papers. I inked the edges of each piece & mounted the photos onto patterned paper.

Week 4 challenge

This weeks challenge is a double layout. The placement of the photos & mats & embellilshments is quite easy to see. I used chipboard for the title & embossed it with red embossing powder & then sprinkled on some sparkly black embossing powder & heated it again. I used small rubber rings to mimic the racing cars tyres!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More photo challenges

These are my photos for the challenge. The photo of my garden is for "comfort" because. I love sitting out in the yard in the late afternoon to relax at the end of the day. It was great having "books" as a theme since I love reading. These books are my collection of old books & the bible belonged to my father. The stories & the illustrations in these books are quite unique. For "signs" I took a photo of a sign of our favourite wineries that surround the dam where we stay quite often. It is Bjelke Petersen Dam out near Murgon (near Kingaroy in QLD) & the wines are all lovely. Our most favourite winery is Moffatdale Ridge about 5 minutes away from the dam & they have yummy lunches as well!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Week 2 Layout Challenge

Here is the layout I did for the second week of the challenge. The border on the left is a row of punched circles. The chipboard title has been heat embossed with copper embossing powder & held in place with 4 brads. The photos are mounted to the right hand side of the page & a buckle & ribbon are placed just up from the bottom edge.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


These are a sneak peak at the cards for February & the classes are being held at the Greenbank Scrapbook Shop. Love is in the air so giving a card to someone that you care about is a great way to remind them that they are loved & valued.


This is the layout for the February kit. It is available from the Greenbank Scrapbook Shop (32001832) & we are running kit classes on Tuesday 9/2/10 at 7pm & Friday 12/2/10 at 9.30. There is a link on my blog to the shop so you can click on it to see the calendar & find out what is going on there.


Here is the layout for the first week challenge. I have had trouble uploading the sketch but the LO is fairly easy to copy from. The small photos are 10cm square & are matted on the one piece. The sketch had the title where I put the fish skeletons and the embelllishments at the bottom. The skeletons are chipboard that has been inked with 2 different coloured inkpads. You could coat them in dimensional magic for a raised glossy look. The journal block & title are pre-made. I also used metal embellishments to add texture. So, have a go & happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Hearts!

Wishing you all many "Happy Hearts" for February. That means thinking about the things that make you happy & bring you joy....then actually making them happen! Something that brings me joy is listening to the rain on our tin roof-and for the fact that we have tank water & that every drop counts! The photos are part of the challenge. I couldn't decide between the quilt I made or the timber hand for "handmade" . The cupcakes & the teacups are for "sweet" because they are all so sweet! My motto to living a joyful life is "Live well, Laugh often & Love much"